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Kaiser Permanente receives $3 million CDC grant to continue SEARCH study for childhood diabetes

May 07, 2017

"Due to the racial and ethnic diversity of the Kaiser Permanente membership that mirrors that of the Southern California population, and our significant scientific contributions to this study over the past 10 years, the funding from the CDC enables us to continue to conduct the SEARCH study," notes Dr. Lawrence. "SEARCH is a part of the growing body of knowledge about children with diabetes in this country."

Co-investigators on the California study team include Kristi Reynolds, PhD, MPH from the Department of Research & Evaluation; Ann Kershnar, MD, a pediatric endocrinologist with the Southern California Permanente Medical Group; and David Pettitt, MD, of the Sansum Diabetes Research Institute in Santa Barbara, California.

In addition to the Kaiser Permanente Southern California clinical center, the SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study has four other clinical centers located at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, the University of Colorado in Denver, Seattle Children's Research Institute, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The coordinating center is at Wake Forest University and the central laboratory is at the University of Washington.

Source: Kaiser Permanente